[Sca-cooks] mysterious query

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Wed Jan 24 08:01:24 PST 2007

> > Dear Folks, sorry. I was trying to forward a query from Ruth Berman about
> > the age or historicity or earliest date of the word 'parliament' as a 
> sweet, and
> >  managed to loose the original message from her, as well as send you an 
> empty
> >  forward. *sigh* She was talking about the word showing up in the novel
> > 'Lorna  Doone' and also in Conan Doyle.  Something about  a kid 
> buying  'parliament
> > and dumps' for his friends. (And now I've lost the printed copy too.  just
> > not my day.)
> >     Devra

Do you know where in Conan Doyle it appeared?


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